5500 16th St. N, St. Petersburg
(727) 570-3138, ext. 1021
Designated as a Center of Excellence
To attend this program, parents must apply online during the Application Period in January.
This program introduces students to the financial services industry. This college-preparatory program provides students with course work in computers, economics, finance, accounting, banking and financial planning. Students also who work with mentors in job-shadowing and internships. Real-world experience is gained by working in the on-campus Viking Branch, a real credit union sponsored by Achieva Credit Union. Additional real-world experience is gained through the IRS/VITA program preparing tax returns for the local community.
The Academy of Finance is one of nine career academies nationwide to receive the National Academy Foundation’s (NAF) distinguished academy status. This designation is given to a select few who have exhibited high fidelity to an educational model that prepares students for success in college, work, and life. This academy will serve as a model and mentor to its peers nationwide as they try to reach this impressive status.